Right in Community honors those who help the disabled
by Sally Litchfield
January 21, 2014 10:30 PM | 887 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Earlier this month, Right in the Community had its Community Annual Awards Dinner at the Mansour Center in Marietta. The organization honored those who made a difference in the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities. Right in the Community, a nonprofit, provides information and support to local people with developmental disabilities and their families.

Healthcare Plus Wellness Center was selected Employer of the Year. Healthcare Plus took a chance on a young girl with Down Syndrome 10 years ago. Though they had no training, they taught Kelly Kettles how to do jobs they needed done. They nurtured her and let her grow by teaching her how to do things she never thought she could. Now, they are both winners. Kettles has a great job, and Healthcare Plus has an employee who meets their needs and loves to learn.

Right in the Community is proud of Dr. Joe Esposito and his staff, who have gone way above and beyond by mentoring this young adult.

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“Great Operatic Voices” is not your normal class. No textbooks are required, but bring your keen listening ear and a strong passion to learn about music. This unique course will break down and examine some of the world’s greatest operatic voices including Gigli, Caruso, Pavarotti and Bartoli. Instructor Donna Angel will present hundreds of CDs to students to discover what they desire in a singing voice. Additionally, students will explore each singer at length researching their technical training, major operatic roles and interesting anecdotes about their lives.

Open discussions will include topics such as how to determine the differences in the vocal timbres of each performer and how to discern what makes these historic voices either similar or different from their peers.

Great Operatic Voices starts Feb. 3 and will meet on eight consecutive Mondays from Feb. 3 to March 24 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the KSU Center. For more information or to register, call (770) 423-6765 or visit ksuolli.com.

Sally Litchfield is a longtime Marietta resident. She formerly practiced law in Marietta and now stays home to raise her two children. Send Sally news at sallylit@bellsouth.net. Call Sally at (770) 425-8106.
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